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Diploma in Information Technology (T30)

2018 Planned Intake: 155 JAE 2018 Last Aggregate Score: 18

How does my mobile app locate the nearest Uber? How does my home know to turn on the lights 5 minutes before I get there? How do self-driving cars learn to drive on their own? How does a robot recognize my speech and reply? The answers to all these questions and much more share one common thing: they are all created through and driven by information technology. In today’s world intelligent applications, mobile applications, data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) are driving innovation and disrupting everything around us. As coding has become the 21st century skill of innovation, this course allows you to immerse yourself in all things technology and develop innovative software solutions through coding that will transform and disrupt society in a meaningful way.

 The challenges facing businesses today require solutions that are grounded on innovation in technology. We are also seeing several disruptive trends such as artificial intelligence, block chain, data analytics, DevOps and the Internet of Things (IoT), which requires the workforce of the future to adapt to the ever changing landscape. This future workforce needs to be agile and flexible in delivering innovative technology solutions. The Diploma in Information Technology course at Temasek Polytechnic helps provide a solid foundation for developing IT professionals for the industry.
—  Sam Liew
     Managing Director
     Accenture Singapore
We rely on IT everywhere

 

What you will learn

  • Run the World

    Run the World

    In Year 1, you will learn the core computing subjects ranging from computational thinking and user experience to IT security and data analytics. This strong foundation will give the core skills necessary for any information technology specialist to develop applications that run the world today.

  • Create Solutions

    Create Solutions

    In Year 2, you will acquire advanced skills in full stack development, secure coding practices, Internet of Things, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and game development. These will enable you to develop applications across multiple platforms and industries.

  • Step out as a Professional

    Step out as a Professional

    In Year 3 you will work on real industry projects, liaise with companies and clients in Singapore and overseas, develop applications that enrich the community and make a difference for businesses.

Notable Features

  • The only polytechnic diploma course in Information Technology that offers the latest technology areas in artificial intelligence and machine learning, full stack web development, microservices and cloud-native app development
  • Learn through industry hackathons
  • Work on real-life projects related to artificial intelligence, such as developing chatbots and machine learning solutions
  • Highly regarded for outstanding sustained achievements of students in national competitions, such as the Microsoft Imagine Cup and WorldSkills.
  • Secure prestigious scholarships such as the IMDA iPoly Scholarship and other industry-sponsored scholarships.

Career Prospects

With a broad-based education in IT, your employment prospects are excellent. You will be able to fill positions such as Applications Developers, Systems Analysts, IT Consulting Analysts and Platform Engineers in government organisations, software houses, large multinational corporations and financial institutions.

Further Education

You can undertake the Earn and Learn Programme and acquire a Specialist Diploma + Work Experience. Find out details here

For degree courses and advanced standing, please click this link to access diploma to degree courses for guidance.

Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

To be eligible for consideration for admission, applicants must obtain 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2 aggregate score (i.e. English Language, 2 relevant subjects and best 2 other subjects, including CCA Bonus Points) and meet the minimum entry requirements of this course. CCA cannot be used to meet the minimum entry requirements.

English Language (EL1)* Grades 1-7
Mathematics (E or A) Grades 1-6
Any two other subjects Grades 1-6

To be eligible for selection, applicants must also have sat for one of the following subjects: Additional Combined Science, Additional Science, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Combined Science, Computer Studies, Creative 3-D Animation, Design & Technology, Engineering Science, Food & Nutrition,Fundamentals of Electronics, General Science, Human & Social Biology, Integrated Science, Physics, Physical Science, Science (Chemistry, Biology), Science (Physics, Biology), Science (Physics, Chemistry), Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology).

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Course Structure

TP FUNDAMENTALS (TPFun) SUBJECTS

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
CCS1006

In this subject, you will learn how to conduct research for relevant information and validate information sources. You will also learn to recognise and avoid plagiarism, and follow standard citation and referencing guidelines when presenting information. In the course of learning, you will be required to plan, prepare and present information appropriately in written and oral form. You will also be taught to consider the Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) when writing and delivering oral presentations.

12
CCS1007

In this subject, you will be taught how to conduct effective meetings while applying team communication strategies and the skills for documenting meeting notes. You will be required to write clear emails, using the appropriate format, language, tone and style for an audience. You will also be taught to communicate appropriately in and for an organisation when using various platforms. In all aspects, the principles of applying Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) will be covered.

12
CCS1008

In this subject, you will be taught how to use persuasive language in written documents. You will be required to use information to your advantage to verbally communicate and convince an audience about your idea, product or service. Skills such as persuasive vocabulary, language features, graphical illustrations, tone and style would also be covered. The Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) will also be applied when engaging in verbal and written communication.

12
GCC1001

This subject presents you with a panoramic view of current local and global issues, which may have long term implications for Singapore. You will learn to apply critical thinking tools to examine current issues, support your views with relevant research and up-to-date data, articulate an informed opinion and mature as civicminded individuals.

12
CIN1001

This subject is designed for learners from all disciplines to embrace innovation in either their specialised field or beyond.  You will first be introduced to the Design Thinking framework and learn how to develop problem statements and ideate solutions.  Next, you will discover the tools for prototyping and innovation, such as 3D printing and laser cutting at TP’s Makerspace+ facility.  In addition, commercial awareness will be imbued in you through the LEAN startup framework, idea crystallisation, prototype building, customer testing and validation, refinement of business model canvas, and crowdfunding/crowdsourcing avenues.    

12
LEA1011

LEAP 1, 2 and 3 are three fundamental subjects that seek to cultivate in you, the attitude, skills and knowledge for the development of your leadership competencies.  This character-based leadership programme enables you to develop your life-skills through establishing personal core values, which will become the foundation for your leadership credibility and influence.

11
LEA1012

LEAP 1, 2 and 3 are three fundamental subjects that seek to cultivate in you, the attitude, skills and knowledge for the development of your leadership competencies.  This character-based leadership programme enables you to develop your life-skills through establishing personal core values, which will become the foundation for your leadership credibility and influence.

11
LEA1013

LEAP 1, 2 and 3 are three fundamental subjects that seek to cultivate in you, the attitude, skills and knowledge for the development of your leadership competencies.  This character-based leadership programme enables you to develop your life-skills through establishing personal core values, which will become the foundation for your leadership credibility and influence.

11
LSW1002

This subject will help you develop both the physical and technical skills in your chosen sports or fitness activities. Through a structured curriculum that facilitates group participation, practice sessions and mini competitions, you will learn to build lifelong skills such as resilience, leadership, communication and teamwork. Physical activity sessions will be supplemented by health-related topics to provide you with a holistic approach to healthy living.

12
MCR1001

This Career Readiness programme comprises three core subjects – Personal Management, Career Preparation and Career Management. It seeks to help you understand your career interests, values, personality and skills for career success. It also equips you with the necessary skills for seeking and securing jobs, and to develop professional work ethics. It aims to cultivate the necessary attitudes, skills and knowledge to conduct yourself professionally, adapt and respond to the changing job market environment.

11
MCR1002

This Career Readiness programme comprises three core subjects – Personal Management, Career Preparation and Career Management. It seeks to help you understand your career interests, values, personality and skills for career success. It also equips you with the necessary skills for seeking and securing jobs, and to develop professional work ethics. It aims to cultivate the necessary attitudes, skills and knowledge to conduct yourself professionally, adapt and respond to the changing job market environment.

11
MCR1003

This Career Readiness programme comprises three core subjects – Personal Management, Career Preparation and Career Management.  It seeks to help you understand your career interests, values, personality and skills for career success.  It also equips you with the necessary skills for seeking and securing jobs, and to develop professional work ethics.  It aims to cultivate the necessary attitudes, skills and knowledge to conduct yourself professionally, and to adapt and respond to the changing job market environment.

11
CGS1002

This subject provides essential skills and knowledge to prepare you for an overseas experience. You will examine the elements of culture and learn the key principles of cross-cultural communication. In addition, you will gain an appreciation and awareness of the political, economic, technological and social landscape to function effectively in a global environment.

13
CGS1003

You will examine your own identity, study different forms of diversity and apply strategies to inspire positive collaboration in a diverse workplace. Through a residential stay, you will have the opportunity to experience living and working with peers from different backgrounds.

13
CGS1004

This subject highlights the inter-connectedness of the world today, bringing about what it means to be a Global Citizen. You will gain an awareness of the impacts of globalisation and the concepts of social responsibility and sustainable community development. This subject also challenges you to be actively engaged in a social or environmental project.

13
CGS1005

Whether telling stories, building monuments or celebrating rites of passage, expressions of culture are at the core of cultural diversity. In this subject, everyday objects, artistic creations and popular culture are explored as ways of understanding the values and beliefs of a society. You will explain the role of cultural heritage stakeholders and learn to conduct cultural story-telling. By taking this subject, you will benefit by acquiring a greater understanding and appreciation of the complexities surrounding our cultural assets.

13
TGL1001

This is a subject where you will be free to pursue an area of interest through a self-directed approach, guided by staff. You will be expected to demonstrate a sense of curiosity for learning, initiate an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills, and reflect on your learning journey throughout the subject.

13
CSI3004

This subject has a structured programme that will help to develop important workplace skills for application in a real work environment. The subject will cover a pre-internship training programme and a mentorship programme with the industry. The subject will also cover the roles and functions of an IT professional in an industry and ability to contribute effectively with a high level of professionalism in the workplace.

316

* Students must choose to take either one of these three subjects OR Guided Learning (TFS1006).

Diploma Subjects - Core Subjects

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
CCF1C02

This subject introduces statutes and ethical issues pertaining to IT. Topics covered include the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act, Personal Data Protection Act and Intellectual Property Rights. The subject also introduces key principles of Information security namely confidentiality, integrity and availability and their application in various security scenarios. Topics covered also include international standards, security policies, procedures, and processes to protect IT systems against cyber-attacks and information breaches.

14
CIA1C06

This subject will introduce the fundamental concepts of relational database systems, the design methods specific to relational database, database manipulation using a database query language, and the techniques of implementing relational databases. It will also cover implementation of simple application to access relational database.

14
CIA1C07

The subject covers logic, sets, functions, recursion and graphs. It covers mathematical processes for developing algorithms in computing and other real-life applications. Topics also covered include the fundamental mathematical concepts needed for computing.

13
CIA1C10

This subject introduces the concepts and techniques of data analytics and its importance at work and in society. You will cover the data analytics lifecycle, the formulation of business analytics goals, performance of exploratory data analysis, preparation of data for analysis, application of basic analytics techniques and presentation of insights derived.

14
CIT1C14

This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of recursion and data structures in solving problems using a programming language. Topics covered include stacks, queues, linked lists and trees. Searching techniques and sorting algorithms.

14
CIT1C18

This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of computational thinking and their application in developing programming solutions to problems. Topics covered include programming concepts, simple data structures and programming techniques.

14
CIT1C19

This subject introduces students to the concept of Human-Centered Design, and its practice to create useful digital products and interfaces that offer great user experience (Ux). Grounded on the lean product development cycle, the topics covered in this subject include Designing Interfaces, Need Findings, Sketching and Prototyping for Interactive Experience, and Testing.

13
CIT1C20

This subject introduces students to coding principles and practices using an object-oriented approach. The subject also introduces the development of an IT application using the latest technologies. Topics covered include object and classes, composition, simple data structures, application architecture, design and development.

14
CMC1C08

This subject covers the fundamentals of networking and its related technologies. Topics covered include network protocols and communications, OSI and TCP/IP networking model, IP addressing, virtual local area networks (VLANs), static and dynamic routing, network address translation and wireless networking.

14
CGE2C11

This subject introduces object-oriented analysis and design (OOAD) techniques using a suitable tool. The topics covered include use case model, use case specifications, domain model, sequence diagrams, view of participating classes (VOPC), database design and mapping class diagram to code.

24
CIT2C1

This subject introduces the techniques and practices of programming and implementation of applications on multiple devices and platforms. Topics covered include an overview of how mobile applications are used in various industries, user interface and mobile application development across platforms.

24
CIT2C19

This subject introduces the theory and practice of software quality assurance. Topics covered include tools for software testing, testing specifications, black-box and white-box testing, code inspections, metrics, testing documentation, beta testing and test management.

24
CIT2C20

This subject introduces the concepts of full-stack web-based applications. Topics covered include designing web pages and implementing the front-end and back-end technologies of a web application. Technological and design issues of web-based application development will also be discussed.

24
CIT2C21

This subject introduces the concepts of microservices in the development of applications. Topics covered include architecture design, development and testing of modular services.

24
CMC2C16

This subject covers the concepts of Distributed System Architecture like Service-Oriented Architecture, Represetation State Transfer (REST) and Web Services, identification of technology and design principles for connected devices as well as  prototyping techniques for developing web services.

24
CIT3C15

This subject covers the fundamentals of machine learning principles and practices. Supervised and unsupervised learning, neural networks and deep learning will also be covered.

34
CMP3102

This subject involves the application of knowledge in a practical learning situation. The subject covers acquiring new knowledge in technology and skills in project management, problem solving and communication.

310

Diploma Subjects - Elective Subjects

  • Business Analytics
Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
CBA2C02

This subject introduces the fundamental concepts of machine learning. Topics covered include supervised and unsupervised learning and classification.

24
CIA2C13

This subject covers graphing fundamentals, graphing properties and building dashboard for reporting purposes using relevant statistical modelling and analysis techniques. Topics covered include the preparation of reports on data analysis to support managerial decision-making.

24
  • Game Development
Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
CGE2C16

This subject provides you with the knowledge and skills to develop graphical interactive games through the use of existing game libraries and to create the component parts of a game, both assets and programming code, and then bring them together to produce a complete game. The subject covers game development techniques such as sprite creation, rendering and animation; collision detection; the main game loop; event handling and control of the frame rate. The in-game usage of sound effects will also be taught, as well as key programming concepts required in game development such as memory management, programming standards and debugging.

24
CGE2C20

The subject emphasises the use of game design to improve ideas before and during implementation. It covers various aspects of game design, from initial target audience, player behaviour and attitude to aspects affecting implementation within the actual video game. By examining various successful video games within different genres, you will learn to include a variety of attributes in your video games such as motivation for the player and being able to generate re-playability.

24

Graduation Requirements

Cumulative Grade Point Average min 1.0
TP Fundamental Subjects 40 credit units
Diploma Subjects
- Core Subjects
- Elective Subjects

72 credit units
min 8 credit units
Total Credit Units Completed min 120 credit units

Our Students

  • Learning New Technologies at the National Institute of Technology, Kumamoto College (Japan)

    Learning New Technologies at the National Institute of Technology, Kumamoto College (Japan)

    20 Feb 2018

    Six final year students from the Diploma in Information Technology (IT), Diploma in Game Design & Development (GDD) and the Diploma in Cyber & Digital Security (CDS) went to the National Institute of Technology, Kumamoto College, Japan, from 13 November 2017 to 2 February 2018 for their internship.


  • Staying at the forefront with technology

    Staying at the forefront with technology

    29 Dec 2017

    Kenneth joined the Diploma in Information Technology via the Direct Polytechnic Admissions exercise (now known as the Early Admissions Exercise). His passion for IT was apparent from the start and he excelled in his studies throughout his three years at TP.


  • A Technopreneur At Heart

    A Technopreneur At Heart

    29 Dec 2017

    Guo Hong’s passion for technology and constant entrepreneurial spirit is inspiring. Graduating from the Information Technology course with merit, this affable young man went on to NUS to pursue a degree in computer science.

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Contact Us

For general enquiries, please contact:

Temasek Polytechnic
School of Informatics & IT
21 Tampines Avenue 1
Singapore 529757

  (65) 6780 5158
  (65) 6789 6872
  iit@tp.edu.sg

 
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